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Pennsylvania regulator issues $100,350 in fines


The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has issued $100,350 in fines following a series of regulatory breaches.

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, operator of Hollywood Casino, agreed to pay a penalty of $78,000 for failing to meet minimum security staffing requirements.

TCS John Huxley America and TCS John Huxley Europe also agreed to a fine of $22,350 for failure to file principal licensing applications in line with state law.

Both fines came as the result of consent agreements following negotiations between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC) and each business.

Casino bans

Meanwhile, the PGCB approved the OEC’s to ban five adults from all casinos in the state for leaving children unattended in order to gamble.

A male and female patron were placed on the Involuntary Exclusion List after leaving five children unattended in a vehicle in the Presque Isle Downs Casino & Racetrack parking lot for 35 minutes while they gambled inside. The children were aged 2, 4, 5, 11 and 13.

Another male player was banned after leaving an 11-year-old child unattended in a vehicle in the parking garage of the Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia for 30 minutes while he bet at the on-site sportsbook.

Meanwhile, a male player was banned after leaving a 10-year-old unattended in a vehicle he parked along a construction fence outside the valet area of the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. The child was left for five minutes while he gambled at the sportsbook.

Finally, a female patron was banned after she left two children in a vehicle in the Mohegan Pennsylvania parking lot for 45 minutes. The children were aged 8 and 9 and the player in question spent the time playing slot machines inside the casino.

In addition, the PGCB denied a petition by a female patron to be removed from the list. The individual had left her daughters, aged 8 and 12, for 45 minutes in a vehicle in the parking lot of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in 2017 in order to gamble.